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Police find children with drugs and gun nearby

CINCINNATI (Angela Ingram) -- Cincinnati police found children in what could have been an extremely dangerous situation, with drugs and a gun nearby.
Only Local 12 News was there when the raid happened.  Police got numerous complaints that someone inside of an apartment was dealing drugs.  There were many negative effects stemming from the drugs coming out of the apartment.  When police went to the apartment Tuesday afternoon they found drugs, a firearm and three very small children living in filthy conditions.

Lt. Chris Ruehmer of the Cincinnati police department said, "Very young, a two week old infant, a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old."

Police had a search warrant for the apartment in Lower Price Hill.

"Our target was inside the house.  We took three adults out of the house.  All three of those adults are going to be charged."

The Cincinnati police vice unit found at least one gun and several different kinds of drugs.  Officer Richard Longworth is part of the newly formed Quality of Life Enhancement Team and said they got multiple complaints about the apartment.

"It's a new approach; it's a more localized approach.  Essentially we are a non-dispatch able unit that works in a very small area of town.  This was immediately identified as a place that needed to be addressed," said Longworth.
Police said drug activity in the neighborhood is fueling violent crime.  In this case the alleged drug dealer put three young children in harm's way.

At least one of the suspects will be facing drug trafficking charges as well as weapons charges.  At this point police are not releasing any names because the investigation is ongoing.

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